Tensions grow in quake-hit Haiti as death toll tops 1,400

Haiti remains devastated following the 7.2 magnitude earth quake that hit the Caribbean nation during the weekend. 

The death toll has jumped to about 1,419 and hundreds more injured including children and women who are being attended to by doctors in make shift tents outside hospitals.

Meanwhile, the humanitarian crisis has been worsened after a heavy downpour in the southern coast of the country, driving flood near the worst-hit areas.

The earthquake brought down tens of thousands of buildings including dozens of churches, hotels, homes and schools. 

Haitian authorities said Monday that 1,419 fatalities had been confirmed, with some 6,900 people injured and 37,312 houses destroyed.

Data circulating among aid groups indicated over 450 additional deaths had been logged in the hardest-hit department, and Haitian officials warned the toll was likely to rise.

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